Forever Changes

Forever Changes

Book - 2008
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5:30 a.m., Brianna Pelletier gets ready for her daily pounding. As she lies on the couch, her dad beats her chest, then her back, coaxing the mucus out of her lungs. The pounding doesn't take care of everything. Brianna's held out for a long time, but a body with cystic fibrosis doesn't last forever. It doesn't matter that Brianna has a brilliant mathematical mind or that she's a shoo-in for MIT. Or even that her two best friends are beautiful, popular, and loyal. In the grand scheme of things, none of that stuff matters at all. The standard life, lasting maybe seventy-five years, is no more than a speck in the sum total of the universe. At eighteen, and doubting she'll make nineteen, Brianna is practically a nonentity. Of course she's done the math. But in her senior year of high school, Brianna learns of another kind of math, in which an infinitely small, near-zero quantity can have profound effects on an entire system. If these tiny quantities didn't exist, things wouldn't make the same sense.

Funny, tear-jerking, and memorable, the author's second novel for teens introduces readers to an extraordinary girl who learns that the meaning of forever can change, and that life -- and death -- is filled with infinite possibilities.   Forever Changes is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374324360
Branch Call Number: YA HALPIN B
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 22 cm.


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TheOutsidersFanatic Oct 20, 2012

Normally I would've loved a book like this, but there was something about it that just didn't appeal to me.

Feb 23, 2011

The book was amazing!!! It made me cry and laugh. Shows you how your life is so significant and insignificant at the same time.


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Feb 23, 2011

dd12324 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 25


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